The 18th European Championship in Class F3A Model Aircraft was held in Untermünkheim from 28.07 to 06.08.2016. This competition has been held regularly by FAI, the world air sports federation, every two years since 1976. And this year was its first time in Germany. F3A model aircraft must meet specific requirements and may not exceed a maximum weight of 5 kg.
A fluctuation of 1% over this weight is enough to disqualify the offending model aircraft from the competition. Because of this, all of the participants’ aircraft are officially weighed before every competition. For this year’s European Championship in Untermünkheim, sponsor Soehnle Industrials Solutions provided a vehicle scale with terminal 3035 for the official weighing process. This year, Gernot Bruckmann of Austria proved the victor among the 70 contestants.